Commit to be Fit

Eric Appiah
Your health is important! This fall, you’ve got a busy class schedule, extracurricular activities, study groups, campus events and much more. Don’t forget about taking care of you during the next two semesters. For some of you, it’s time for you to get back into shape; for others, you need to have accountability to keep up your…

FIT Program invites members for fall

Anderson Hall pool
The FIT Program, part of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, is an exercise program for NIU employees, family members, retirees and residents of the surrounding community. The experienced staff can help participants begin the new year with scientifically based exercise programs. Free one-week trials of the FIT program are available anytime. Membership in FIT includes access…

KNPE professor studies psychological stress, effects on exercise, muscular function recovery

Matthew Stults-Kolehmainen
A breakthrough study outlining the effects of psychological stress on the recovery of muscular function after strenuous exercise was recently published in the prestigious Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. The results might explain why stressed populations are less fit and develop adaptations more slowly than non-stressed populations. Responsible for the article? Matthew Stults-Kolehmainen, assistant professor…

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